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Husband-Coached Childbirth
     

Husband-Coached Childbirth

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by Robert A. Bradley, Ashley Montagu (Other)
 

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"A wealth of useful information for the husband who wants to help his wife adjust comfortably and happily to the changes of pregnancy and give her meaningful support when her baby is being born."--Hazel Corbin, Director, Maternity Center Association

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"A wealth of useful information for the husband who wants to help his wife adjust comfortably and happily to the changes of pregnancy and give her meaningful support when her baby is being born."--Hazel Corbin, Director, Maternity Center Association

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ISBN-13:
9780060148508
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/1981
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.81(w) x 8.57(h) x 0.97(d)

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Husband-Coached Childbirth 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The information is the original is still important, even though the language is outdated. This version revised by the Hathaways, is terrible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this book would be a "how to" guide for pre-, during, and post- labor relaxation techniques. There is some of that in here, but most of it was propaganda and stories...so it wasn't all that useful to me. Evidentally there is another book or manual similar to this one that may have better information about the techniques, but I am not willing to spend money on that one after being burned by this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my husband... He uses it as a coaster on his bedside table. I think it could have been written in such a way that would capture father readers better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was written for a pregnant woman's partner to read during her pregnancy. However, as a pregnant woman I found it very informative and motivational as well. It gives excellent advice on how best to pursue a natural child birth with little to no medical intervention. It is empowering to the new mother, but also to her partner. It offers detailed advice as to what the partner can do to help support, comfort and motivate his/her partner during pregnancy, childbirth and afterwards. The name "Husband-Coached" may seem a little off-putting to anyone going through childbirth with a partner that is not technically their "husband", but the ideas are universal and can be applied regardless of what you officially call your partner!
SGrass More than 1 year ago
Having read other Bradley books in preparation for our first born, I bought this book for my husband at about 28 week pregnant, hoping to get him to start researching/preparing. Two chapters in, he stayed home from work one day b/c he couldn't stop reading. He was so inspired, he began calling midwifes and obstetricians, searching for someone that was pro-Bradley, as we had become disillusioned with our existing OB and feared that we would get pressured into a high intervention birth at the hospital at which she delivers. Largely b/c of this book and how it fired up my husband as my advocate, we switched to a fantastic midwife at 30 wks pregnant, switched hospitals, and now are completely relaxed about our impending birth in about 6 weeks. Also b/c of this book, my previously complacent husband now calls me at work to remind me to shut my office door and do my "birth exercises." I highly recommend this book for any couple that is determined to have a natural childbirth. Knowing that I have an invested, educated, excited husband-coach beside me, I don't fear the pain of childbirth at all. This book has made us a strong team, thrilled about the natural childbirth we are planning.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I used Lamaze with my first and had a hard time feeling in control. When contractions got too strong and I wasn't breathing 'right' I got frustrated which led to being more tense and upset. Bradley method was completely opposite. My husband took over and made sure I had everything I wanted, and I remained relaxed and in control. Now that #3 is on the way I want my own copy instead of renewing the library's for 7 months straight! I recommend this for all my pregnant friends!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as good as a class, but very helpful information.
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gram51 More than 1 year ago
I used "Husband-Coached Childbirth" when I was pregnant in 1978 and 1982. It helped me find what I needed to give my children the best possible start for life. Now my daughter is pregnant and I bought the new edition for her and her husband. We all have a much better understanding why it is so important to have a truly natural birth when possible and a relaxation technique to help it happen. If you only read one book on childbirth, make it this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I believe in knowing your options for everything, and if you don't just accept the norm for childbirth, this book will help you know your options. An extremely informative and well-written guide to the options of childbirth.